It’s Official: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at Evolution 2016 is the Biggest Smash Tournament Ever

By on June 1, 2016 at 9:59 am
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Over the last few years the Evolution Championship Series has proved itself a marquee event on the Super Smash Bros. calendar. Since Super Smash Bros. Melee returned to the Evo roster in 2013, signups have grown year after year. EVO 2013 may have been the biggest tournament of the Smash Bros. year with 709 entrants, but that pales in comparison to Evo 2015’s huge numbers of 1,926 entrants for Smash 4 and 1,869 entrants for Melee.

We already know that Evolution 2016 is breaking records left, right and center; after all, there are already more than 3000 entrants for Street Fighter V and over 1000 for Pokkén Tournament’s first appearance on the Evo roster. But those aren’t the only records being shattered, as news surfaced last night that yet another has been broken: Evo 2016 will be the biggest Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament of all time.

With a month of signups to go and at least 1,927 players already signed up, it looks like there is every chance that the 2,000 player barrier will be broken for the very first time.

Source: Evo, with a tip from NightmareSteam

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler is Shoryuken's Features Editor, and is far better at thinking about Fighting Games than winning at them. Somehow every character he picks turns out to be low tier, and when he’s not getting beaten you can find him writing nonsense tweets - @DumbGrammarJoke – and trying to work out how to get good.